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Classroom Walkthroughs To Improve Teaching and Learning

1st Edition

By Judy Stout, Donald Kachur, Claudia Edwards


191 pages

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This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are eighteen different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country.

An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that there is no "one-size-fits-all" walkthrough model. It shows you how to use classroom walkthroughs to meet the specific needs of your school.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Classroom Walkthrough as a Tool

Defining Classroom Walkthroughs

A Bit of History

Increasing Interest in Classroom Walkthroughs

Benefits of Conducting Classroom Walkthroughs

Instructional Leadership

And more…

2. Research about Classroom Walkthroughs

Case Studies and Action Research

Perceptual Studies

Research on Professional Learning Communities

Research on Adult Learning

And more…

3. Purposes of Classroom Walkthroughs

School Leaders Citing Purposes of Walkthroughs

Walkthrough Models and Purposes

And more…

4. Involving Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Voices from the Field

How Different Models Involve Teachers

And more…

5. Walkthrough Participants and Training

Who Participates in Walkthroughs

Walkthrough Models Requiring Formal Training

Walkthrough Models Not Requiring Formal Training

6. Classroom Walkthrough Protocols

Guidelines for Walkthroughs

Number of Observers in a Classroom

Length and Frequency of Walkthroughs

And more…

7. Data Gathered During Classroom Walkthroughs

Moving from a Focus Question to Look-Fors

Models Based on Research as a Foundation

And more…

8. Recording Data from Classroom Walkthroughs

Recording Forms

Narrative Forms

Checklist Forms

9. Providing Follow-up on Classroom Walkthroughs

Follow-up with Individual Teachers

Group Follow-up

10. Additional Factors to Consider about Classroom Walkthroughs

Naming the Process

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